According to MSN Joaquin Phoenix is turning his hand to rap. Since retiring from the world of acting he is now apparently embaking on a music career.

The actor took to the stage at Las Vegas club Lavo and performed three songs from his forthcoming album. Talking to People.com he said: "When I was young I liked punk rock music but then I discovered rap. I love the storytelling aspect of hip-hop,"

Move over Jay-Z!